Xen is a hypervisor based virtualization. It supports x86, AMD64, IA64, ARM and other CPU types, and Linux, Windows, Solaris and *BSD guest operating systems.

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Upgrading kernel on Debian server hosting Xen 3.2.1

I have a physical server running Debian 6 and Xen Hypervisor 3.2.1, and kernal -a says "2.6.26-1-xen-amd64". I have not updated for a long time, because when I run apt-get upgrade, one of the updates ...
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Xen networking - dom0 receives ARP requests but no reachability

Both dom0 and domU are Debian 8. Dom0 network configuration is: auto xenbr0 iface xenbr0 inet manual bridge_ports eth1 bridge_stp off bridge_waitport 0 bridge_fd 0 auto xenbr0.4 ...
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What is the value shown for memory graph in XenCenter?

I would like to ask question to people in this community about Xen Center. I use Xen 6.5 in production environment. However, I quite don't understand the value shown in memory graph of "Performance" ...
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Start xend service automatically on boot fails

I am trying to auto-start xend and xendomain service automatically on boot as soon as I log into XEN-dom0 (on Ubuntu server 12.04 x64) so that whey i type : sudo xm list the hypervisor lists me all ...
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BUG message on xenserver 6.5 - bad memory?

Several times a day I receive the following error in /var/log/messages. The server hangs and requires a reboot to respond again: Feb 1 13:44:54 xenserver-abfuqvrs kernel: [35023.166776] BUG: unable ...
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How to Reclaim Space from XenServer?

I found that the XenCenter storage tab claims there is 1096.6 GB used of 1107.7 GB total (708.5 GB allocated). It appears that some space has been eaten and not released. The SMLog shows: [13816] ...
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Xen and Turbo Boost

Running the Debian Squeeze default Xen, I am unable to get any of the CPU frequency scaling stuff going. As soon as I revert to the standard kernel I get it. Digging through the internet it seems ...
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Citrix XenApp Fundamentals

I have a problem with a new install of a XenApp Citrix server. Everything was working fine, but I was setting up Citrix Access Gateway and single sign in. Now, on the main server I am getting an ...
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virsh (xen) not listing dom0 nor domU

I have Xen 4.4.2 installed on Ubuntu. xl list shows Dom0 and all DomU but virsh -c xen:/// list --all doesn't return anything. virsh version returns Compiled against library: libvirt 1.2.2 Using ...
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Kali Linux under Xen

I've been trying to get Kali running as a guest dom, but so far the results have failed. My LVM is located at /dev/sdb --- Volume group --- VG Name vg0 System ID ...
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VNC not working on XEN/libvirt domU - debian jessie

Hi recently configured a brand new server for testing purpose: debian jessie (8.3) xen 4.4 (xl toolstack) virtinst I created and started a new domU through virt-install: virt-install \ ...
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XEN VPS wrong memory?

I ordered a VPS on XEN platform with 1 GB of memory. CentOS 6.6 uname -a Linux vps 2.6.32-504.23.4.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Jun 9 20:57:37 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I checked the ...
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How can I track security issues with running kernel under paravirtualisation?

I've got a bunch of client's virtual machines running by various providers who use Xen paravirtualisation. Almost all of these are Debian or Debian based systems. I rely on APT pretty heavily to ...
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Xackup Backup Type for Xen Server 6.5

I'm running the Xackup trial and started backing up a few linux and windows VM's. I selected disk and memory state as the type of backup. Everything ran fine and backed up ok. When I went to edit ...
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Xen based AMI does not boot (/dev/xvda)

Trying to create an AMI Instance Store within a xen based guest (VM: CentOS 6.6, 32 bit, PV). 'ec2-bundle-vol' only accepts /dev/xvda1 as a valid block device. If device entries are modified in ...
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How does EC2 signal a reboot to an HVM instance?

What is the exact signal being sent? How can the instance (Linux in this case) handle it?
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XENSERVER - PCI: Fatal: No config space access function found

We use XenServer to host our VPS and when we tried rebooting the server we get the following error right away PCI: Fatal: No config space access function found We need to edit the grub file for the ...
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Xen: network between dom0 and domU does not working, while network between particular domUs does

I am unable to establish communication between domU and dom0. I have two domUs and they are able communicate between each other. Dom0 is connected to Internet. I just need network between dom0 and ...
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Force the GPL/PV driver to a lower link speed

I'm running Xen 4.4.0 on Ubuntu 14.04. On this Dom0 I am running: 1 DomU Ubuntu 14.04 with Shorewall 1 DomU Windows Web Server 2008 R2 with GPL/PV drivers Both domUs connect to the same bridge ...
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Xen VM could not be installed

I have rented a server from Hetzner. I have installed Xen on Dom 0 - Centos 6.5. I couldn't create a Dom1 Centos 6.5 VM. The Error I see is 'Unable to retrieve 'the link for centos image' while ...
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Weird Phusion+nginx spawning delay error

We are trying to migrate an application written on REE from cloud provider A to cloud provider B. The application code, VM specs and operating systems are the same. The basic difference is that cloud ...
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Xen: resizing underlying iSCSI SAN volume

I have a SAN volume that provides the storage for 3 machines running Xen 6.2. The volume is down to about 10% free but there is more available unallocated. The SAN (Equallogic) supports volume ...
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Virtual Allocation Unreasonably High

Just upgraded our pool to Xenserver 6.2 and installed a brand new host, also with Xenserver 6.2. Was excited about the new features since Xenserver was fully open-sources (over-allocate ram, ha live ...
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CentOS 6.5 Xen Virtual Machine Issue 'this function is not supported by the connection driver'

I am trying to segment my system into a number of virtual machines but just cant seem to get this to work. I think I am close but not quite there. I have install xen, virsh, xl etc and I am using ...
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How can I export a XenServer virtual machine with all its snapshots?

Is there a way to export a virtual machine running on XenServer with all its past snapshots? I have tried to export a VM through XenCenter (right click on the machine and "Export..."). After importing ...
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xen hotplug can't add vif to eth0: operation not supported

I am new to xen and I am trying to get a domU running but I am having problems with it. I think my network card might not support bridging which is bizarre. This is the error I get when trying to ...
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FreeBSD XEN kernel not booting in XenServer 6.2

I have a XenServer 6.2 host, and I am trying to get a FreeBSD-9.1-i386 guest to run in PV mode. The installation of the guest is fine, but after a reboot with the new kernel the system does not boot. ...
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Obtain the free_memory value in xen

I would like to know if there's an alternative to the command I am currently using to get the real free memory for the system (meaning memory that can be assigned to new domU) xm info | grep ...
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How to move a template from one xen nfs storage repository to another?

I have a bunch of templates on an NFS XCP 1.6 storage repository using thin provisioning for some of my VMs. I want to move the template's disks to a different NFS storage repository. There doesn't ...
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Xen hangs on boot when scrubbing RAM

I have a CentOS 5 server I can boot into the stock kernel just fine, but when I try kernel-xen, it gets stuck here: When I try adding no-bootscrub to the kernel command line, I get this and a ...
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Nagios: check services being orphaned?

Recently I noticed that there are some warnings in the nagios.log: [1366060611] Warning: The check of service 'pt-deadlock-logger' on host 'xx' looks like it was orphaned (results never came back). ...
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Domus Memory Used Issue With Xen On CentOS

Anyone know why I'm receiving this error? I compiled latest libvirt from source, I also tried with various rpm. I would like to get memory used by domus and it looks like it's not working with Xen 3 ...
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OSPF on XEN host running several VMs

Is it possible to set OSPFs areas in a XEN environment to setup a virtual cluster? Main intention is to avoid a external router since all VMs will run inside the same machine.
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how to setup VM with debootstrap

I'm having problems to configure a virtual machine with xen server. following tutorial I made this steps: make the lvm partitions (root, swap) on my host and format mount root partition on /mnt ...
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Import Xen Server VHD

I am trialing using a distributed file system as the backend storage for my Xen Servers. I have set up the DFS (distributed file system) (using CentOS and GlusterFS) and everything is working ...
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Access All VLANS over XenServer Interface

For my current setup, I have a physical NIC on a XenServer machine that receives traffic tagged with various VLAN IDs. I have a virtual machine that is running Vyatta that needs to be able to access ...
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xen 4.1 host priodically dropping network packets of domU

I have xen 4.1 Host running on a ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server with ip 153.x.x.54. I have setup 2 VMs on it, namely, "dev.mydomain.com" and "web.mydomain.com" with ips 195.X.X.2 and 195.x.x.3 respectively. ...
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XCP Project Kronos syslog error: “irq … : nobody cared” on Dom0 host

One of our production clusters driven by XCP suddenly went uresponsive. After restart and some investigation we found such logs in dom0 machine syslog: Oct 26 20:32:03 hetzner-2-mrx kernel: ...
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How to make all of my IPs works in HyperVM XEN?

I've installed HyperVM on CentOS 5.8 final to make XEN VPS. I have 5 IPs, and added them to an IPPool. They are from *.123 to *.126. But when I add Virtual machines, just the first one (which indicate ...
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XenServer Offsite Replication

I am trying to find the best way to migrate my VHD's to my DataCenter offsite for DR purposes. Currently I have a number of Xen Stacks setup as the following: Dual RAID ISCSI SAN multipathed to at ...
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XCP vm created via xl create doesn't show up in Xencenter neither in xe vm-list

i am running XCP 1.4.90.530.170661 and i have many PV guests running and created via XenCenter. I have created now an openwrt PV guest via the xl create command but it doesn't show up in Xencenter ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 Xen guest - why would time drift be proportionate with the system load?

We are trying to troubleshoot an issue with random system lockups during medium - heavy loads on an Ubuntu MySQL 5.1 server. There is nothing logging into the system during these lockups. The only ...
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XEN - (magic) networking issue

I have a very strange situation and do not know where to look. I have a XEN installed on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. My hosting-provider does require, that every new IP my server uses has an own MAC-address. ...
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Mounting shared memory in XCP/ XEN Server,for storing VM

Requirement vm with 2HDD each 1gb OS will be installed on hdd 1 and required data on HDD 2 I want all my VM running on Xen Cloud Platform XCP 1.1 to use /dev/shm of host machine for HDD1. Is ...
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Ubuntu Xen DomU Boot Error

I am attempting to boot an Ubuntu 12.04 Precise DomU (Dom0 is Ubuntu 12.04 with xen-hypervisor-4.1-amd64) and it is failing to boot, dropping me back into a shell (see below). I am using ...
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How to pass two USB-devices to XEN domU guest?

how do i pass more then one USB device to Xen domU guest? Either usbdevice = 'host:1d6b:0002' OR usbdevice = 'host:04f3:0232' works fine, but with only one device at the time. Obvious thing: ...
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how to deal with backup & restore of private cloud environment?

using Cloudstack OSS - with NFS as storage backend.... How to deal with VM image backup and restore? snapshot backup is preferred softwares like PHD Virtual are built for specific Hypervisor: ...
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Xen domU mem-set issue

I'm running into a problem on my xen 4.0.1 server (debian squeeze) My host has 32G of memory, Domain-0 has 2048 M assigned to it. (scaled down with xm mem-set Domain-0 2048) top in Domain-0 confirms ...
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CentOS 5.7 Xen Host

Here is the situation: I am running CentOS 5.7 x86_64 with Xen 3.0.3 (xen-3.0.3-132.el5_7.2.x86_64) and the Xen kernel (2.6.18-274.12.1.el5xen). The server has 8GB RAM, and an i7-950 @ 3.07Ghz. I am ...
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64 bit HVM guest freezes while booting on Debian Lenny 64 bit Xen hypervisor

I'm trying to create an x86 64 bit guest machine on an old Debian Lenny x86 64 bit hypervisor using HVM. The physical CPU is a first generation Intel i7 with VT-x support. Xen recognizes the VT-x ...